Under fire, vicar who said ‘we love Allah’: Liberal clergyman attacked by traditional Anglicans for allowing full Muslim prayer service in his Church
Giles Goddard, vicar of St John’s, Waterloo, held ‘inclusive mosque’ event
During service asked congregation to praise ‘the God that we love, Allah’
Fellow clergymen call service ‘offensive’ and say it is against church law
By CHRIS PLEASANCE
13 March 2015
A leading liberal clergyman has come under fire from traditionalist Anglicans after allowing a full Muslim prayer service in his church.
Reverend Giles Goddard, vicar of St John’s in Waterloo, central London, joined in the event by reading a passage from the Bible at the ‘Inclusive Mosque’ event.
He then asked the congregation to praise ‘the god that we love, Allah’, it was reported last night.[Should this heretic not be unfrocked?]
It is thought to be the first time an entire Islamic service has been held by the Church of England and has sparked criticism from evangelical clerics.
Orthodox clergyman said the event was against canon law, which prohibits any divergence from the official liturgy.
They argued that it could be ‘offensive’ to Christians who are persecuted for their faith [in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan and increasingly in nominally Christian countries like Britain as well].
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2992645/Under-fire-vicar-said-love-Allah-Liberal-clergyman-attacked-traditional-Anglicans-allowing-Muslim-prayer-service-Church.html#ixzz3UMrbrIYM
Little wonder attendance at Church of England services is in decline, when even the clergy show such a wretched lack of faith in Christianity.
A question for this ‘leading liberal clergyman’: did Allah ‘give his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life’? John 3:16.
Yes? Anyone who believes this is no Muslim.
No? Then Allah is not the one true God in whom we Christians believe.
‘For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgement unto the Son:
‘That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.’
At least this is how I see it. Never having been ordained I may have misunderstood the theology.
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